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Bill Odom

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Monday November 21, 2005
06:12 PM

TPF: New Steering Committee Chairman

I'm happy to announce that I'm now just the TPF president. :)

A couple of weeks ago, the TPF Steering Committee elected Richard Dice to serve as the new committee chairman. He now has the fun and exciting job of coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Steering Committee, keeping tabs on all the little details, making sure that the right people over here talk to the right people over there, and generally making sure Stuff Gets Done. Richard recently organized the very successful Toronto YAPC, so he's got lots of experience gently-but-firmly guiding difficult tasks to completion. Much thanks to Richard for stepping into this role; we're in good hands.

Friday November 18, 2005
02:05 AM lives!

Andy Lester (a.k.a. petdance) was kind enough to drive the five hours down from Chicago to speak with the St. Louis Perl Mongers tonight. He came prepared to talk about any of his perennial topics -- testing, estimation, building CPAN modules, Mech, Quinn -- and allowed the crowd to select the presentation. We selected "The A-Z Guide To Becoming a CPAN Author," but it was really more of a starting point; the discussion roamed freely among lots of other subjects as well.

A small group of us went out for dinner and drinks after the meeting, where Andy and I waxed rhapsodic about the wonders of test-driven development, continuous integration, source control... you know, all the good stuff that too few people use. It was a very good time, and a nice way to re-launch the local PM group. Here's hoping next month and the months to come are just as successful.

Friday October 07, 2005
11:36 AM


You know, nothing makes you appreciate Subversion more than a couple of days fighting with CVS.
Tuesday November 30, 2004
05:29 PM

New toy (and advice wanted)

After many years of poorly-concealed lust and envy, I finally have a shiny new PowerBook. I've worked my way through the setup and registration, and I've tweaked a few preferences here and there, but it's still in a very vanilla state at the moment.

So hook me up -- what do you hardcore Mac OS X folks recommend to get this machine ready for serious work, Perl and otherwise?

Tuesday October 05, 2004
02:44 PM

High expectations

From a recent posting to

Developer with extensive knowledge of PERL and ability to code 7.5K to 10K lines per day

Um, yeah.

Wednesday September 22, 2004
11:17 PM

Origami camel

Here's what happens when Lindsey asks her programmer dad to make origami animals with her.

Monday September 20, 2004
03:21 PM

The score so far

IntelliJ:  497
Me:          1

Monday July 14, 2003
05:12 PM

It's Official

I've been back at work for a full day now, and I can say with great certainty that it's not nearly as much fun as OSCON.